This was probably the last Keynestock I could go to. When I finish my MA this summer and leave the University of Kent this great little festival organized by the Keynes Student Committee will be one of the events I’ll miss in the future. The weather didn’t play along this time, but fortunately my equipment is mostly weather sealed; a small platic bag around the body kept most of the rain off anyway.
My favourite act this year was Black Sun Down. They’ve played at Keynestock and other local venues before but this time they really delivered a great performance. All in all, I was impressed by the talent showcased yesterday. Great bands and artists all day long. I also like the way the voting worked this year, the audience could simply send a text with their favourite. Black Sun Down ended up in third place, Alex Quaye second, and History of the Trade won, which, afaik, means they can play at the Summer Ball and Artsfest (at both of which I’ll be around with the camera again).
Keynestock 2010 photographs by Gilles Glod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Luxembourg License. You can download these photos for free, but you have to link back to this blogpost if you want to publish them elsewhere.
Here are the photos, the sequence is the same as on the lineup.
Bardo Thodol (winners of Keynestock 2009)
Half a Crown (Keynestock 2008 winners)
[Note: also check out photos from Keynestock 2008 and Keynestock 2007.]
Keynestock has by now become part of my yearly routine at the University of Kent and it's become one of the defining events of the summer term for me. The Keynes Student Committee once again organized a well-rounded mini-festival with a great atmosphere. My personal favourites of the day were Andy Jeffs and Inertia. At every Keynestock a judges panel determines an overall winner who can then go on to play at Artsfest (which will be on the 13th June here at the UKC) and become the lead act for Keynestock the following year. The winners this time were Bardo Thodol, followed by Harvey Hyde & the Hecklers and Corduroy Fashion Threat. For some reactions to the judges' decision head over and read the comments in the inQuireLive review.
Also check out the video from Keynestock 2009 on the University of Kent youtube channel:
Here's the lineup of this year's event. If you want to have a link to your bands website included drop me a message.
2pm - Budgie & Durex (Kent Factor 2009 winners)
2.30 - Kieran McGrath
3 - Andy Jeffs
3.30 - Firefly
4 - Bardo Thodol
4.30 - Harvey Hyde & the Hecklers
5 - Corduroy Fashion Threat
5.30 - Joel Williamson
6 - TECH BREAK - with music from Kent Tech
6.30 - History of The Trade
7 - Katy & the Thundercats
7.30 - Inertia
8 - Arundhati Riff
8.30 - Black Sun Down
9 - The Legacy
9.30 - Half A Crown (Keynestock 2008 winners)
Last weekend I covered the annual Keynestock concerts organized by Keynes JCC at the University of Kent. The weathergods were benign; it had been raining all week before the event and it's been raning every day since, but we got through the concerts without a single drop. Even so the day was a demanding one for photography, the pictures you see above are a selection from 17 acts performing over 10 hours.
Below is the lineup for reference - and to make Google happy.
Randol (winner of Kent Factor)
Maniac and the Circus on the Moon
Parker Brown (my favourite band of the day)
Elena Goulding / Ellie Goulding (winner of Keynestock 2007.